MILTON, N.H. (CBS) – A shark was found in the woods of Milton, New Hampshire Thursday night.
The blue shark, which was about 6-8 feet long, was discovered in the woods just off of Rural Tenerriffe Road, near Route 125 and the Spaulding Turnpike, Milton police confirmed to WBZ-TV. Milton is located near the Maine border.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine 'Particularly Good For Mass Vaccination Campaigns,' Boston Doctor Says
While there is a pond in Milton, the nearest salt water source is about an hour’s drive away. The man who found the shark believes it was caught in the Atlantic Ocean, but was discarded because the fisherman may not have had a license for ocean fishing.READ MORE: Police Search Woods After Man Fired BB Gun Behind Salem Walmart
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Officers from the Milton police and New Hampshire Fish and Game decided to leave the shark where it was dumped and let nature take its course.